Sky+ Optical out

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Ken S, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. Ken S

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    I am having problems with the optical out on the sky+ box as it constantly emits a signal, even when placing the box into standby mode.

    This then confuses my amplifier as it will not let me play any other digital source unless the cable is unplugged - far from ideal!

    I have changed the optical setting in menu from DD to normal, but this makes no difference.

    This is not a major issue until Sky start to transmit Dolby Digital soundtracks, but it will be a pain if I have to keep unplugging leads to switch between DVD and Sky.

    Anyone else come across this one yet?

    Ken

    p.s. I have e-mailed Sky to see whether a software fix is due. Any bets on what sort of reply I will get??
     
  2. Ken S

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    Sky have replied to my email asking for more info. They seem to be interested in fixing this problem which is good news.

    Has nobody else got Sky+ and a Dolby Digital amplifier?

    Cheers

    Ken
     
  3. Starburst

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    I've got both but I've never used optical to connect my dvd to my Dd amp so I can't from my experience confirm this problem.
    However I have read other posts/messages that have mentioned the constant output which can confuse some DD amps.

    If SKY start widespread broadcasting in DD5.1 then I'll buy myself an optical cable but to be honest I'm only expecting a couple of channels to carry it.
     
  4. Ken S

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    Thanks Starburst.

    True, I may be too optomistic to expect full scale 5.1 output from Sky so will probably have to rely on DVD for a while yet, trouble is us AVphiles always want the best yesterday!

    I will post an update when Sky responds.

    Cheers

    Ken
     
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    Haven`t got sky+ yet, in two minds, but i hope you can answer me this, does it only have optical or does it have coaxial aswell for d/d, and is it DTS compatible. T.I.A

    ;)
     
  6. Ken S

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    Bob,

    It is only Dolby Digital compatible, not DTS and only has an optical out - no coax.

    It will only output DD once Sky get round to broadcasting it.

    Cheers

    KEn
     
  7. johnson

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    I have my sky+ connected to a sony amp via the optical,but I don't experience the problems you're experiencing.
     
  8. bob007

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    Cheers ken, have heard on the grapevine they should be broadcasting d/d by christmas 2001, don`t know how reliable that is though.

    ;)
     
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    The BBC are doing trials so be prepared for a Christmas East Enders with 5.1 Dolby Digital.
     
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    AARRRGGGHHHH NO !!!!!!!!!
     

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